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237 results for STALE

66 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
See the dictionary definition for STALE.

DateGridClueAuthor
Thu Sep 20, 201849DHackneyed (4)Sam Ezersky
Sat Aug 18, 20181DLike twice-told talesMark Diehl
Sun Sep 24, 2017123AOverused (3)Alan Arbesfeld
Fri Sep 8, 201734ATired (6)Sam Trabucco
Sun Apr 16, 2017121APlayed out (3)Timothy Polin
Tue Jan 10, 201738A*Hackneyed (4)David Poole
Sat Jan 7, 201719AOverused (3)Roland Huget
Thu Dec 8, 201619ASo yesterday, sayDamon Gulczynski
Sat Jul 2, 201654ANo longer crisp, in a wayErin Rhode
Thu May 5, 201620ATrite (2)David Poole
Fri Mar 25, 201622DDusty, fusty or mustyIan Livengood
Sun Jul 19, 201522AHackneyed (4)Tom McCoy
Sat Aug 9, 201437ATired (6)Josh Knapp
Sat May 3, 201445DLike some humorSam Ezersky
Tue Mar 11, 20141ALike yesterday's newsMel Rosen
Wed Jul 31, 201331ALike yesterday's bagelsH. David Goering
Fri Jul 19, 201315AToo-familiarPatrick Berry
Sun Jun 23, 20139ATired (6)Patrick Berry
Tue May 29, 201249DPlayed out (3)Daniel A. Finan
Tue May 8, 201270APast its sell-by dateLynn Lempel
Tue Mar 27, 201270AOverused (3)Todd McClary
Fri Jan 6, 201262AClichéd (2)David Steinberg
Sun Sep 11, 201173DTrite (2)Kay Anderson
Mon Dec 27, 201010DLike week-old breadC. W. Stewart
Wed Jun 2, 201015AClichéd (2)Adam Cohen
Sun May 31, 2009106DBanalKelsey Blakley
Fri May 15, 200947AStuffy, as airXan Vongsathorn
Sun Feb 3, 200856APasséMatt Ginsberg
Mon Jun 25, 20079DOld hat (3)Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Tue Mar 6, 200746DLike a day-old baguettePaula Gamache
Sun Sep 24, 200670DTired (6)Mark Diehl and Kevin McCann
Mon Apr 10, 20065ANot freshGary J. Whitehead
Sun Oct 9, 2005106DPast its prime (2)Kyle Mahowald
Fri Aug 26, 200530DFlatJoe DiPietro
Mon Jun 13, 200541ALike old breadEarl W. Reed
Tue Mar 15, 200563ANo longer in styleGail Grabowski
Thu Oct 28, 200448DPast the expiration dateRichard Chisholm
Mon Jun 28, 20049ANo longer fresh (2)Sarah Keller
Tue Jun 1, 200450DPlayed out (3)Fred Piscop
Tue Jan 20, 200424ALike an old cigarEric Berlin
Mon Oct 21, 200218ALike chips that have been set out too longPeter Sarrett
Sat Nov 17, 200149ALike chestnutsBob Peoples
Wed Oct 31, 200146ALike Halloween candy in DecemberMary Pat Hidding
Tue Aug 21, 200126DPast the shelf dateSarah Keller
Mon Mar 5, 200130DLike week-old doughnutsSherry O. Blackard
Sun Nov 19, 200077DDays-old (3)Cathy Millhauser
Sun Apr 2, 2000106DOld hat (3)Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Thu Mar 30, 200064AUnoriginalRandolph Ross
Wed Aug 18, 19995DOld hat (3)Nancy Salomon
Thu Jun 24, 199948ATired (6)Jim Page
Wed May 6, 199858DLike an old jokeRichard Hughes
Wed Sep 17, 199756DSeveral-days-oldKaren Hodge
Sun Jan 12, 199763APast its prime (2)M. Rosen
Mon Nov 25, 199644DUnfreshM. Huret
Sun Jul 7, 199675DTired (6)R. H. Wolfe
Mon Jun 17, 199625DNo longer fresh (2)S. L. Robbins
Thu Jan 25, 199645DUsedD. Kahn
Thu Jan 4, 199652DOut of fashionF. & L. Sabin
Tue Nov 14, 199541ADays-old (3)Gregory E. Paul
Sat Nov 4, 199561AShopwornFrank A. Longo
Thu Jun 15, 199562AOverfamiliarNorma Steinberg
Sun Jun 11, 199596ADays-old (3)Coral Amende
Mon May 8, 199537DLike old potato chipsDeborah Trombley
Tue Feb 14, 199556DOut-of-dateRandy Sowell
Sun Feb 12, 199596DWarmed-overAlex & Victoria Black
Wed Feb 23, 199429DHackneyed (4)Joel Davajan

1 result for STALE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Jul 1, 2007panda51ANot in the least freshMel Taub

170 results for STALE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sun Sep 26, 199340DHackneyedJohn GreenmanTaub
Tue Aug 24, 19931AVapidCathy MillhauserMaleska
Sun Aug 22, 1993137ATriteBernard MerenMaleska
Sun Dec 20, 199256AFlatJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Wed Oct 16, 199127DPast its primeMartin Ashwood-SmithMaleska
Thu Aug 29, 199139DHackneyedLouis SabinMaleska
Thu Jul 11, 199141AFustyWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Sun Jun 23, 199179ATriteVictoria and Alex F. BlackMaleska
Sat May 18, 19915DFlatJesse RoarkeMaleska
Thu Apr 4, 199164AVapidJoy L. WoukMaleska
Wed Feb 20, 199121AInsipidWilson McBeathMaleska
Wed Nov 21, 199050DVapidMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Tue Oct 30, 199046DOld hatRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tue Oct 9, 199028DTriteAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Sep 4, 199039ANo longer freshFred TooleMaleska
Sun Aug 26, 1990136AFustyNorma SteinbergMaleska
Fri Jul 13, 19905AFustyMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Sat Jun 30, 199065ABanalBernard MerenMaleska
Wed May 16, 199052DInsipidDon GroatMaleska
Sun Oct 29, 1989108DTriteAlfio MicciMaleska
Sun May 21, 198910ATriteThomas W. UnderhillMaleska
Wed Mar 15, 198923AVapidMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Sat Oct 29, 198827DInsipidJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Wed Jun 1, 198826DHackneyedElaine GeorgeMaleska
Wed Feb 10, 19885DHackneyedChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Fri Oct 16, 198748DVapidWilson McBeathMaleska
Sun Jul 19, 198730ATriteKathryn RighterMaleska
Thu Jul 2, 198763AFlatDorothy SmitonickMaleska
Sun May 10, 198746DHackneyedStanley GlassMaleska
Wed Mar 18, 198768ALike old jokesRashMaleska
Fri Nov 21, 198612DPasséJudith PerryMaleska
Tue Jun 24, 198636ANot freshH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Mon Jun 9, 198644AOld hatVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Thu May 29, 198633ADatedJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Mon May 5, 198636ANo longer freshArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Sun Feb 16, 198673DOut of practiceWarren W. ReichMaleska
Sat Dec 7, 198571AFlatGayle DeanMaleska
Mon Oct 21, 198530DHackneyedFrank GearyMaleska
Tue Aug 27, 198561AVapidChristy RidleyMaleska
Fri Aug 23, 198529DLike an old bialyRobert KatzMaleska
Mon Mar 11, 198554DTastelessJoy L. WoukMaleska
Tue Dec 25, 198416ALike some puns or bunsAveryMaleska
Mon Sep 10, 19842DLike leftover beerElaine GeorgeMaleska
Tue Jun 26, 198450DFlatJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Fri Mar 9, 198446DLike a clichéWilliam CanineMaleska
Sat Sep 24, 198312DPasséPeter SwiftMaleska
Thu Jul 14, 198340AVapidBette Sue CohenMaleska
Thu Dec 9, 198251DCommonplaceJonesMaleska
Fri Sep 10, 198253DTriteEmory H. CainMaleska
Mon Jul 12, 198239DFustyBette Sue CohenMaleska
Sun Jun 20, 198229DVapidTap OsbornMaleska
Sun May 16, 198233AOvertrainedA. J. SantoraMaleska
Tue Nov 17, 198149DTriteI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Thu Nov 5, 198165ALacking spontaneityJohn GreenmanMaleska
Wed Nov 26, 198054DVapidJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tue Sep 30, 198062AFlatPeter SwiftMaleska
Sun Aug 17, 198074AFustyMargaret RigbyMaleska
Sat Sep 22, 197938AOft heardWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Fri Aug 31, 197957DFlatJudson G. TrentMaleska
Fri Aug 24, 197935DHackneyedEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Thu Jun 21, 197962AStereotypedKathryn RighterMaleska
Sat Jun 2, 197921ALike Joe Miller jokesJack LuzzattoMaleska
Sat Apr 21, 197950DNo longer freshA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sun Apr 1, 197996AFustyCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Wed Feb 14, 19798DTriteJean J. DavisonMaleska
Mon Jul 3, 197839ATriteJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sat Jun 17, 197829ATediously familiarTap OsbornMaleska
Mon May 29, 197820DOld and drySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sun Nov 20, 1977124DUnappetizingAnthony B. CanningMaleska
Sat May 7, 197755DTriteJohn FinchMaleska
Sat Oct 30, 197641AKind of bread for crumbsH. Hastings ReddallWeng
Wed Sep 15, 197664ACommonplaceJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Sun Jun 13, 1976111ATriteFrances HansenWeng
Tue Jan 20, 197635DLike some jokesBert BeamanWeng
Tue Sep 9, 197552DOverusedMargery BernsteinWeng
Mon Aug 11, 197510DOut of conditionHerb L. RisteenWeng
Wed Jul 9, 19755AWheezyMarie WestWeng
Sun May 11, 197588AOld-hatTap OsbornWeng
Sun Feb 16, 197590DOverfamiliarStanley GlassWeng
Wed Feb 5, 197544AKind of bread or jokeMary DormanWeng
Wed Oct 23, 197423ATriteHarriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
Fri Aug 23, 197448AUninterestingSophie FiermanWeng
Sat Jun 1, 197432DTriteAllan BlackmanWeng
Sat Sep 29, 197348AVapidUnknownWeng
Mon May 21, 197330DFlatUnknownWeng
Wed Mar 21, 197332DAnagram of 5 AcrossUnknownWeng
Sun Feb 4, 197394DLike some breadKeith BlakeWeng
Sun Jan 14, 1973121ATwice-toldWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Sun Oct 8, 197288DPasséElaine D. SchorrWeng
Sun Aug 13, 197278DFlatBetty LearyWeng
Tue Jan 18, 197225DLike some jokesUnknownWeng
Wed Dec 8, 197167ATriteUnknownWeng
Tue Dec 7, 197124DFlatUnknownWeng
Sun Oct 17, 197185DPasséJordan S. LasherWeng
Wed Aug 18, 197151DTriteUnknownWeng
Thu Jun 17, 197143ATwice-toldUnknownWeng
Fri Mar 26, 197126AOld-hatUnknownWeng
Thu Jan 21, 197132AFlatUnknownWeng
Sun Oct 18, 197047DMate of a sortJoseph LaFauciWeng
Sun Aug 30, 197058DFustyAnne FoxWeng
Wed Apr 1, 197069AOutdatedUnknownWeng
Thu Mar 19, 197036ATriteUnknownWeng
Tue Jan 20, 197033ATriteUnknownWeng
Mon Jan 12, 19701DTriteUnknownWeng
Sun Oct 12, 1969119AOldRoss L. Jamison Jr.Weng
Sat Aug 23, 196960APassé.UnknownWeng
Sun Apr 20, 196961AFlatNancy AtkinsonWeng
Sat Jan 4, 196940AVapid.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 18, 196896ATastelessA. J. SantoraFarrar
Mon Aug 5, 196846DHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 21, 196848DTastelessWilliam LutwiniakFarrar
Fri Apr 12, 196845AHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 23, 196824AHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Tue Dec 20, 196618AOld hat.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 22, 196450DBanal.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 14, 196331DCommonplace.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 9, 196350DOvertrained.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tue Nov 20, 196220ANot tasty.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 14, 196243AFlat.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jul 11, 196253DFlavorless.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 8, 1962109AHackneyed.Ted DombrasFarrar
Mon Jul 2, 196218DFlat.Macon ReedFarrar
Sun Apr 29, 1962118AOverused.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sat Apr 22, 196149ATrite.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 2, 196151DTasteless.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 24, 196022A"How weary, ___, flat . . . "UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 19, 196068ATwice-told.UnknownFarrar
Fri Nov 13, 19595DHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 1, 19591DFlat.UnknownFarrar
Thu Apr 2, 19593DVapid.Madeline CorseFarrar
Sat Oct 25, 195851DOld.Arthur LewisFarrar
Sun Feb 16, 195865ATasteless.Arthur LewisFarrar
Mon Feb 10, 195819ATasteless.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Fri Nov 22, 195748ATrite.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 14, 195752DHackneyed.Mel TaubFarrar
Wed Sep 4, 195724A"How weary, ___, flat and unprofitable . . . "Sidney LambertFarrar
Sun Aug 18, 195764A" . . . nor custom ___ her infinite variety."W. E. JonesFarrar
Wed Aug 7, 195736ATasteless.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 27, 195760AOut of condition.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Wed Feb 20, 195748DBanal.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Wed Dec 5, 195646AFlat.Geraldine RaymentFarrar
Mon Jun 4, 195641AFlat.Madeline CorseFarrar
Tue Oct 18, 195523DToo old for use.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 2, 195526DVapid.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sun Aug 21, 19553DLike day-old news.Sidney LambertFarrar
Mon Mar 28, 195561AVapid.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
Mon Dec 6, 195459AHackneyed.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thu Sep 9, 195443ADescriptive of yesterday's news.UnknownFarrar
Tue Apr 6, 195441AVapid.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Mon Nov 9, 195314ACommonplace.Dorothy E. SmithFarrar
Tue Apr 7, 195348AVapid.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Nov 23, 1952133AMoth-eaten.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Tue Oct 14, 195253AHardly novel.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 6, 195221DCommonplace.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 9, 195131DHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jan 5, 195151DHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Sat Dec 9, 195031DHackneyed.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 8, 195070A"Nor custom ___ her infinite variety."Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Jul 24, 1949133DTrite.Alice CookFarrar
Sun Oct 31, 1948127DVapid.Isaac KertFarrar
Sun Mar 7, 1948100DZestless.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Jul 27, 194728A"___, flat and unprofitable."Louise RabbFarrar
Sun Mar 23, 1947120DTrite.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sun Jan 5, 194739ACommonplace.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Oct 20, 1946120DCommonplace.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sun Sep 29, 1946101ATrite.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Mar 31, 1946112AVapid.Louis BaronFarrar
Sun Feb 18, 194574ACommonplace.Art SylvesterFarrar
Sun Feb 4, 1945121AZestless.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Feb 22, 194226AOvertrained.Louis JenkinsFarrar